Importance of Linux+ Training and Certification | Blog

Aug 20
Linux+ training and certification

Importance of Linux+ Training and Certification

Linux+ training course is an important course for those who wants to develop their skill in Linux. This course help develop foundation-level Linux knowledge and provides you with next-level Linux administration skills to perform installation, troubleshoot and maintain Linux systems. Additionally, this training also prepares individuals for the CompTIA Linux+ exam which is powered by LPI.

CompTIA Linux+ covers common topics from major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, installing, configuring and maintaining Linux systems, and also networking part of it. Linux+ is comprised of two exams which are LX0-103 and LX0-104. It is pre-requisite for individuals to pass LX0-103 exam before sitting for LX0-104. CompTIA Linux+ validates the ability of an individual supporting administration of Linux systems. CompTIA certifications are vendor-neutral.

Being non-vendor specific, CompTIA Linux+ includes multiple disciplines and validate skills that help avoid platform lock-in and aids to more flexible approaches in troubleshooting Linux systems.

After passing the two required exams for certification, individuals obtain sound knowledge of system configuration, the command line interface, system security, system architecture, scripting basics, network settings and services. Individual becomes proficient in determining and configuring hardware settings and boot the system.

For CompTIA Linux+ certification, it is recommended that an individual must first obtain CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and minimum of 12 months of Linux admin experience.

The Linux+ training covers following modules in order to make individual experts in Linux:

  1. Linux installation & package management

This include designing and managing the hard disk and libraries.

  1. GNU and UNIX commands

This includes working on the command line in order to manage files and processes.

  1. Devices, Linux filesystems, filesystem hierarchy standard

This deals with creating and managing partitions and filesystems.

  1. Shells, scripting & data management

This trains individual in writing scripts and performing basic SQL data manipulation.

  1. User interfaces & desktops

Deals with Installing and configuring X11 and setting up display managers.

  1. Administrative tasks

This includes managing user accounts and groups and automate system administration.

  1. Essential system services

This cover up maintaining and configuring systems, and managing printing

  1. Networking fundamentals

This includes configuring and troubleshooting system network settings and services and configuring client-side DNS.

This certification is beneficial for IT professional working as Linux Administrator, Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, Web Administrator and Systems Administrator. It supports career progression and value of an individual in an organization.

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